A reliable air conditioner is crucial during the blistering summer heat. Unfortunately, the systems don’t last forever. After 10-15 years, an AC system typically runs its course and needs to be replaced. Choosing the right air conditioner can make all the difference in keeping your home cool and comfortable. The right AC unit for your home relies on many factors. Here are three helpful tips from Burton experts to guide you through purchasing a new AC unit.

Choose the proper AC unit size

AC Units come in various sizes and models. The size of your home, the number of windows and your home’s current air circulation can all contribute to the right-sized AC system.

Explore energy-efficient options.

If your AC system is over 10 years old, just like a vehicle, it may be time to look into upgrading to current energy standards. The new system will stop you from overpaying on your utility bills, be more reliable and safer for your family. To avoid spending a lot more than necessary, consider a high-efficiency replacement system.

A central air conditioning replacement provides efficient cooling through improved air circulation. Improved air circulation helps lower your AC costs.

Ductless air systems are another option to reduce energy costs. By removing ducts, these AC units consume less energy. Adding a ductless air system is also less expensive than having to add ductwork to a home.

Include annual maintenance into your contract to ensure a longer AC lifespan

When purchasing a new air conditioning unit, consider adding a yearly maintenance contract. Some new units require specific maintenance to maintain their warranty. If you don’t plan to do the maintenance yourself, add it to your annual contract to ensure a longer AC lifespan.

If you aren’t satisfied with your current AC’s performance, allow Burton to help you consider your options. Everyone knows part of enjoying the outdoors is the anticipation of AC. A functioning air conditioner can help you get the most from your home this warm season. You can always trust Burton to help you make the right choice for your family when purchasing an air conditioning system.